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August 2017


Horn Island 33 Reception

August 26 @ 5:30 pm8:30 pm

1930 Poplar

Memphis,

38104

United States


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This annual exhibition’s artwork is the outcome of an 11-day annual trip by MCA students, faculty and alumni to Horn Island, a barrier island off the coast of Pascagoula, Miss. This year, over 40 participants made the excursion, immersing themselves in the relative isolation and primitive conditions of the undeveloped island. There will be a Reception on August 26 from 5:30-8:30pm. Remaining artworks will be listed for sale online at shop.mca.edu on October 9. The exhibit will be on view from…

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September 2017


“I am. Amen.”: Activist Artist Hank Willis Thomas is Pryor Lecturer

September 14 @ 6:00 pm8:30 pm

Rust Hall – Callicott Auditorium,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

38104

United States


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Free

WHAT: Globally-renowned artist Hank Willis Thomas is giving this year’s Downing Pryor Lecture at the Memphis College of Art. He is a co-founder of the first-ever artist-driven super PAC, For Freedoms, and his work is meant to initiate dialogue about race, politics, and art and is particularly relevant to Memphis in the 50th year after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The lecture, “I am. Amen,” is free and open to the public. WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 14, 6:00-8:30pm.…

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im truly sorry for your loss, & other PLEASANTRIES: New Work by Kristen Rambo

September 19October 24

MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square,

66 S. Cooper

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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grief: noun deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death. It is difficult to talk about my work without talking about my grief. My paintings are emotive abstractions that play with the female form, florals, and texture. They often happen in wild moments after weeks of preparing (and avoiding).   I lost a lot of my family in recent years, and I have seen a lot of suffering and a lot of sudden loss. I have also fallen in love,…

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RECEPTION im truly sorry for your loss, & other PLEASANTRIES: New work by Kristen Rambo

September 22 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm

MCA Gallery at Playhouse on the Square,

66 S. Cooper

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Free

grief: noun deep sorrow, especially that caused by someone’s death. It is difficult to talk about my work without talking about my grief. My paintings are emotive abstractions that play with the female form, florals, and texture. They often happen in wild moments after weeks of preparing (and avoiding). I lost a lot of my family in recent years, and I have seen a lot of suffering and a lot of sudden loss. I have also fallen in love, traveled…

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October 2017


Le Monster, Part Boo!

October 7November 4

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Le Monster is back! Memphis College of Art (MCA) presents Le Monster Part Boo, a collaborative exhibition between Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the MCA community of students, faculty and staff who have reimagined drawings of monsters originally created by the hospital’s child patients. The exhibition will be on view Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 in Rust Hall at MCA. Patient drawings will be displayed alongside the final artworks. A family-friendly, monster-themed celebration of the exhibition will take place Saturday,…

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National Portfolio Day-Memphis

October 14

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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National Portfolio Day brings together students and experienced college representatives who review artwork, offer critique, discuss college plans and share information about their schools. The event provides a taste of what it would be like to attend a professional art college. Memphis College of Art will host the 2017 Memphis National Portfolio Day in its iconic Rust Hall building set in the heart of Overton Park. The event is free and open to any prospective art college student and their…

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Reception: Rumination/Adornment

October 27 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Sue Layman Designs Gallery,

125 East G.E. Patterson, Suite 103

Memphis,

38103

United States


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A reception for the exhibit Rumination/Adornment will be held from 6-8pm on Friday, October 27 at Sue Layman Designs Gallery. The exhibit is on view from October 27 to November 26. Robin Jayne Henderson is a mixed media artist with an archival impulse. She is a collector of cast-offs: objects, images, and the indexical marks left behind in the world, unnoticed by their makers. Materials that others might throw away are given new life in Henderson’s work. In combining images, text, indexical…

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Le Monster, Part Boo! Reception

October 28 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Free

Le Monster is back! Memphis College of Art (MCA) presents Le Monster Part Boo, a collaborative exhibition between Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the MCA community of students, faculty and staff who have reimagined drawings of monsters originally created by the hospital’s child patients. The exhibition will be on view Oct. 7 to Nov. 4 in Rust Hall at MCA. Patient drawings will be displayed alongside the final artworks. A family-friendly, monster-themed celebration of the exhibition will take place Saturday,…

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November 2017


East Tennessee Portfolio Day

November 11

Knoxville Museum of Art,

1050 World’s Fair Park

Knoxville,

TN

37916

United States


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For the second consecutive year, Memphis College of Art will partner with the Knoxville Museum of Art to present East Tennessee Portfolio Day. This special event was created to provide special access to art college representatives from around the nation to prospective art students in East Tennessee. We hope you will mark your calendars for this special event at the Knoxville Museum of Art! If you have any questions, call 800-727-1088 or email info@mca.edu. Read more… Time: TBA

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67th Annual Holiday Bazaar & Fundraiser

November 17November 18

Rust Hall,

1930 Poplar Avenue

Memphis,

TN

38104

United States


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Don’t miss this one-stop shop for your holiday shopping! Preview & Purchase Party: Friday, November 17, 5pm – 10pm 67th Annual Holiday Bazaar Open to the Public: Saturday, November 18, 10am – 5pm

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